Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Head, Carder help South Australia take slender lead. Centuries by Travis Head and Jake Carder helped South Australia post 492
Centuries by Travis Head and Jake Carder helped South Australia post 492
Centuries by Travis Head and Jake Carder helped South Australia post 492, taking a marginal first innings lead, before Western Australia managed 76 for 1 at stumps on Day 3 of the Sheffield Shield clash in Adelaide. The overnight batters went on to stitch a 231-run stand for the third wicket which paved the way for the hosts dominance on Sunday.
Even after Carder fell to Chris Green, after scoring his maiden first-class century, on 118, the skipper went on to continue the strong performance in company of Alex Carey, as the duo added 73 runs before the latter became the first of Lance Morris's three victims on the day.
Head's 16th first-class ton included 18 boundaries and three sixes. The visitors could have sneaked in following a couple of quick strikes by Joel Paris, including that of Head 163, but Nathan McAndrew provided the late flourish with a breezy unbeaten 65 – his second first-class fifty.
Western Australia, who had conceded a 27-run lead, made a steady start but lost Cameron Bancroft to Lloyd Pope in the last hour of the day. However, Shaun Marsh and Sam Whiteman saw them safely through to stumps.
Brief scores: Western Australia 465/9 decl. (Shaun Marsh 118, Cameron Green 104; Lloyd Pope 4-92, Nathan McAndrew 3-71) & 76/1 lead South Australia 492 (Travis Head 163, Jake Carder 118, Joel Paris 3-73, Lance Morris 3-91) by 49 runs runs